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mHealth and Medication Management

Telepharmacy Reduces Rural Care Disparities for Diabetics

June 20, 2017 - Telepharmacy, or the practice of using telemedicine to help patients administer their medications, helped diabetics in rural care settings significantly reduce weight, glycated hemoglobin (A1c) measures, and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels within 12 months. Research published in the North Carolina Medical Journal found that after a telepharmacy team (pharmacists, dieticians, primary care...


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Florida Cuts Telemedicine Out of New Medical Marijuana Law

by Eric Wicklund

Florida lawmakers have passed legislation that prevents doctors from using telemedicine to issue a prescription for medical marijuana. The rule, part of 80 pages of legislation passed by lawmakers during a special session on June 9, requires...

mHealth Messages Get High Grades in Medication Adherence Study

by Eric Wicklund

A new study on mobile health and medication adherence has uncovered two interesting points: Patients don’t just forget to take their medications, and real-time mHealth “prodding” can help them to stay on their prescriptions....

mHealth, Home Monitoring Boost Cystic Fibrosis Adherence

by Thomas Beaton

Research published in Global Pediatric Health found that mHealth and remote monitoring tools can improve adherence to complex treatment regimens for forgetful adolescents with cystic fibrosis (CF).   Adolescents with the pulmonary disease...

Do Medication Adherence Apps Deliver on Functionality Promises?

by Thomas Beaton

Medication adherence apps have the potential to help patients remember to take their medicines, but not all of these apps provide the necessary functionalities to do so. A recent study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research found...

Express Scripts Looks To mHealth Gaming to Boost Medication Adherence

by Eric Wicklund

The nation’s largest pharmacy benefit management organization is turning to mHealth in a bid to improve medication adherence through patient engagement. Express Scripts has announced an investment Mango Health, a San Francisco-based mHealth...

Digital Decision Support: Using mHealth to Combat Antibiotic Overuse

by Eric Wicklund

Timely tweets, Facebook posts and other social mHealth messages can help healthcare providers cut down on potentially deadly antibiotic overuse, a new study indicates. The study, conducted at the University of Chicago Medicine and appearing in...

Is Pharma Ready to Realize the Value of mHealth?

by Eric Wicklund

When Apple launched its ResearchKit platform in 2015, healthcare providers and the pharma industry hailed the mHealth platform as a meaningful step toward better clinical trials. They’re starting to see that pay off. Digital health tools...

Digital Health Tools Target Medication Adherence, Population Health

by Eric Wicklund

Public health officials in three central California counties will be using a medication management app to help tuberculosis patients stick to their schedules. Officials in Contra Costa, Fresno and Merced counties are contracting with Emocha Mobile...

ADHD Study Ties mHealth Use to Clinical Improvements

by Eric Wicklund

Community pediatric practices who use mHealth technology to treat children with ADHD are seeing clinical improvements, according to a new study. The study, detailed in the online journal Pediatrics, finds that doctors can use online tools to...

More Telemedicine Grants Aimed at Fighting Drug Abuse

by Eric Wicklund

Several programs targeting the nation’s growing opioid abuse epidemic are among 36 telemedicine projects receiving federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, in announcing the USDA’s...

mHealth Study: Caregivers Want Medication Management Help

by Eric Wicklund

New research indicates medication management apps are a high priority for caregivers – but few are actually using them. A study by Parks Associates finds that 11 percent of today’s caregivers are using mHealth tools that feature medication...

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